Descendant, Legacy of the Firstborn

Thank you for your interest in my book! I’m excited to share a few tidbits about my dark fantasy novel, Descendant, Legacy of the Firstborn (title subject to change).

The Story:

Descendant tells the tale of Alimaye, a young woman born with a natural talent for the arcane. Fascinated with magic she becomes the prodigy of a retired sorcerer turned sage at the request of a reluctant father. Under Kelliam’s guidance she far exceeds his expectations passing every test with ease, and together they discover clues to her unusual abilities. With her apprenticeship at its end she’s encouraged to seek a new master who may have further insight into her druidic powers.

When Kelliam receives a letter concerning mysterious deaths far from home, he leaves Orindale under the watch of Alimaye and the elven ranger Iriador. An ambush by savage demons stirs powerful abilities within her, but she has no memory of her actions. Accused of a crime by a mob of citizens Alimaye is forced to choose between risking innocent lives and fleeing home to be branded as an outlaw.

With Iriador by her side the two set out across the Seven Shires searching for answers to a family secret that may hold the key to uncovering the mysterious enemy plaguing her every move.

The Setting:

Our story begins in the town of Orindale, a farming and trading community situated on the southern side of the Grenfell Valley along a major river used for trade. It is one of seven major settlements within the realm of Grenfell, more commonly known as The Seven Shires, encompassed by a fertile valley of meadows, forests and pristine farmlands. To the north of Orindale lies a dense forest serving as the elfin realm of Augusdale, another ‘shire’ with whom the people of Orindale have close ties with.

Grenfell is located on the largest known continent in the world, called Oriador. Far to the north the tall mountain peaks of the Dragon’s Spine separates the icy realm of the Nordanic from the more ‘civilized’ kingdoms of the south.

The cultures of Oriador represent Nordic, Celtic, and Anglo-Saxon people of Eastern Europe during the Dark Ages. Iron is a coveted commodity and vast stretches of the world remain unexplored.

More to come soon!

Progress:

Currently undergoing revisions and editing of a third draft. Once complete, I’ll be looking to engage beta readers, editors and critique partners.